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7 Ways To Spend Your Time, Instead Of Spending Your Money

As a broke college kid, I'll refer back to this list every day.


At some point, we all struggle with having a little less money than usual. Try something new for a change! Enjoy saving your money.

1. Rearrange things

It's always fun to do something new to your room/apartment/house. If it's been a certain way for a long time, then the change will be a lot of fun and you'll feel excited about redecorating. It's something you'll enjoy doing and it'll get your creativity flowing.

2. Movie night!

Movie nights with friends are always some of the best things you can do. You could rent movies from the library or use Netflix because one of you are bound to have a subscription. You can find food around the house or buy something cheap from the store, but of course, that defeats the idea of not spending money.

3. Watch the sunrise/sunset

In the cold months, the sun begins to set much earlier so watching it would definitely be an easy feat once you find the right spot. Sunrises are just as beautiful, but it definitely takes a certain person to wake up for them.

4. Bake from scratch

It's easier than you think to make homemade cookies or brownies. You probably have the ingredients right in your pantry, just look up a quick recipe and you can turn your boring night into a tasty one.

5. Write a bucket list

Bucket lists are always a lot of fun because some things you think of could actually be pretty easy to achieve. Of course, there are a few things like skydiving which is pretty expensive, but others you might be able to do for free to follow a low budget lifestyle.

6. Have a bonfire

Bonfires are always a ton of fun when you have friends over or go to someone's house. S'mores are cheap and you can talk around the fire and have a good night between you and your friends. If you have a tent and a safe backyard, pitch it and make a whole night out of it.

7. Plan your next trip

If you don't have the money now, plan a fun trip for when you finally do. Plan a trip for out of the state, maybe just out of your city or a few hours away.

All in all, spending your time efficiently is a lot more enjoyable than spending your hard earned coin.

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